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Falcons coach says Michael Bennett should be used to low blocks

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn signals to his team in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) AP

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was upset, after what he thought was a cheap shot by Falcons tackle Jake Mathews.

But Falcons coach Dan Quinn defended his blocker, and said Bennett should be accustomed to people going low after what he sees in practice.

Bennett said after the game Matthews was a “little b—-,” because of what he thought was a deliberate attempt to go at his knees.

“He’s a hell of a competitor,” Quinn said of Bennett, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was not a cheap shot in any way by Jake. When it’s a handful of a player, you try to get his hands down, cut, do whatever you can. I think it’s likely [Bennett is angry] because he got banged up on the play.

“He’s used to it [because] Seattle cuts a lot as well.”

Though Bennett appears to have escaped injury, he didn’t finish the game. And Quinn should know what happens in Seahawks practices, having been defensive coordinator there before landing the Falcons job.

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9 Responses to “Falcons coach says Michael Bennett should be used to low blocks”
  1. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Oct 19, 2016 6:55 AM

    the crying towel budget must be huge on this team

  2. tigerwoodsballs says: Oct 19, 2016 7:13 AM

    Marshall is racist.
    So is Martellus Bennett.
    Their own words have revealed as much.

    And no, the arguement that “they’re nlack, therefore they can’t be racist” is 100% bullchip.
    See Larry Johnson, Chiefs, and what he said about playing for a black coach compared to a white coach.

  3. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 19, 2016 7:24 AM

    Quinn should also be used to recievers being touched by defenders. But he whines about that like a baby

  4. joepatrickmartin says: Oct 19, 2016 7:40 AM

    Bennett had it coming. He put a ton of hits on Ryan in the first half, including several late hits that were not called for whatever reason. (terribly officiated game, both ways, in my opinion.) Jake Matthews was just protecting his QB, which is his job.

  5. seahawkz4life says: Oct 19, 2016 8:32 AM

    Bennett was wrecking that O-Line all day, hope he’s healthy and ready to go

  6. minson15 says: Oct 19, 2016 9:37 AM

    Totally agree with Coach Quinn I really don’t understand why Bennett thought it was such a cheap shot…Seahawks cut all the time especially on the backside of a run play. So he should be really used to that.

    Seahawks Fan

  7. angeljperea says: Oct 19, 2016 1:38 PM

    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Quinn knows because he has been there! Seahawks like to dish it out but cry because they can’t take it! They are well known for their rough/ dirty play that refs allows in Seattle!

  8. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Oct 19, 2016 4:28 PM

    angeljperea says:
    Oct 19, 2016 1:38 PM
    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Quinn knows because he has been there! Seahawks like to dish it out but cry because they can’t take it! They are well known for their rough/ dirty play that refs allows in Seattle!
    ———-
    The knife cuts both ways. You’re suggesting that Seattle plays dirty by admitting that Atlanta plays dirty (and that the Seahawks can’t take it). So, if I’m hearing you correctly, the problem is NOT the dirty play. The problem is that Seattle can’t “take it”.

  9. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 19, 2016 4:36 PM

    These loudmouth 2013s are just trying to drum up excuses for when they get slammed by the Cardinals on SNF. Book it!

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